Eastwood L&Y; A Layout in a Weekend – Can they do it?

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Re: Eastwood L&Y; A Layout in a Weekend – Can they do it?

Postby John Lambert » Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:00 pm

Thank you to all involved.
It's certainly inspired this new member to get on with some track laying.
Cheers,
John

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Re: Eastwood L&Y; A Layout in a Weekend – A postscript

Postby Ray5311 » Fri Feb 05, 2010 12:12 pm

This is a message from Captain Ray who was very proud
to have lead the crew of modellers on the Eastwood project (Never mind the title of Brigadier and the Brigade, we come from Portsmouth and have Naval Connections).

Unfortunately we were not able to keep to the plan
which was very optimistic. We did not make enough allowance for access rights to the layout, for all the different jobs, so as soon as track work was late on the critical path we had a problem.


In hindsight we should of made a design that allowed
more separate module to be made and finished them brought to the layout and stuck in place, ie the hills, the Station Road Ramp etc. (Hindsight is a wonderful thing where can we buy it??)

The problem was making the Slip Point, from Exactoscale
in the timescale. The kits are very comprehensive and detailed, but detail takes time. Points were easy and finished on time. We thank Exactoscale (Ken Newman ) for his support. The trackwork was made by Tony Sullivan and myself so blame me.

Our successes included the Baseboards, Richard Butler
and helpers managed a first class job as will be seen on the photographs.

The Fiddle Yards were made by Ian and Jonathan Buckie,
an expert job featuring a new design of cassette interface made from etched component designed, etched and assembles by the team.

Access to the layout was identified as a limiting factor
- you cannot do the scenery until the baseboards are ready etc. So Dave Bridges was given the job of build the signal first (off stage so to speak) before doing the scenery, also Jerry Offord had the job of making the Goods Crane before he could tackle the
retaining walls etc. Both these detail jobs were finished to schedule on Saturday the results are two find models that would grace the best of layouts.

The electrics were planned in detail, a temporary control
panel for now, but ready of final layout later. Thanks to Tony Hubbard.

The Point Motors are also a new design by Tony Witts
(maker of the Bouncer Signal Kits) these are made using small Servo Motors as supplied with the Bouncer Kits but with a new mounting panel and lever arm. Tony will be adding these to his range.

Another tip form Tony Witts was to use a New Flux
brush as sold by CSP Product but fill it with Butanone Solvent - this worked, well much easier to do track construction using this tool than the conventional paint brush and bottle.

The Scenery ran out of time because they were very
late starting but the hill structure and the embankment show how the layout will look when finished,

The platform and the ramp up from the road was the
work of Roger Davies who did a lot of planning to get the proportions right and to direct the baseboard team to make the framework right first time.


Stock Conversions were also happening in the background,
the Class 31 diesel was an easy conversion for Colin McCullam as tested, the J72 was finished and ran a short distance but will be finish for club night this week Dave Hawkins says. Colin was also called upon to give some mock up buildings, and the buffers.

Finally, Dave Smith was our front of house man and
Track Design Demonstrator. Dave did all the track planning, he had to make a few versions of the track plan and baseboard plan in the weeks before the exhibition, he was our Mr Fixit and extra pair of hands over the weekend.

What next, well we need another detailed planning meeting
or we can just have a chat in the pub on Thursday night as usual.

We will not now rush this project, as we have several
other commitments this year, our own club show on 13th March where we expect to show the part built layout. Then there is Scalefour North with the Ogden Layout in April, expoEM in May with Lee on the Solent Layout, Hope and Westcliff have commitments, Ogden
is out again in September. So we might set our target to bring a more finished layout back to Southampton in a years time. But we need to have the planning meeting first (In the Pub),

Thanks for all the comments and interest other modellers
have shown in this project. If any one is interested in the South Hants MRC and the local Scalefour Group in South East Hants please visit
www.shmrc.co.uk.

Thanks to the crew
Ray Hodson

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Re: Eastwood L&Y; A Layout in a Weekend – A postscript

Postby dcockling » Fri Feb 05, 2010 3:21 pm

Ray5311 wrote:Hindsight is a wonderful thing where can we buy it??)


Hi Ray,

I think you'll find that Eillen's stock it:

20/20 Hindsight

:o

All the Best
Danny

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Re: Eastwood L&Y; A Layout in a Weekend – Can they do it?

Postby derekrussan » Sat Feb 06, 2010 10:40 pm

Sorry, 20/20 Hindsight is out of stock at present. Due to the supplier going into liquidation. I am reliably informed that they should have seen it coming.

Seriously though, I think the layout was a good effort by all concerned and shows just how much can be achieved in a very short time.


Derek aka Eileen the 3rd
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Re: Eastwood L&Y; A Layout in a Weekend – See it at PORTSMOUTH

Postby Ray5311 » Sun Feb 21, 2010 7:31 pm

Friends and Supporters

If you missed the layout being built at the Southampton Exhibition or you just want to see it again, you can. The layout will be on display at the Portsmouth Model Railway Exhibition at Admiral Lord Nelson School, Dundas Lane Portsmouth, on Saturday 13th March.

Also if any members are interested in helping us with this project give me a call or see me at the exhibition.

PLUS theres more, in the past there was the East Hants Area Group and there was the South Hants Model Railay Club. These amalgamated a couple of years ago when the East Hants Group dispanded. Severeal members have suggested that we should reform an Area Group for South and East Hampshire Area, this we have agreed to do based at the South Hants MRS. Colin McCallum agreed to be the Area Coordinator - then he decided to move to a new job out of area, so we have pursuaded Dave Hawkins (who has had a bit of experience with layouts like Great Bardfield and Kitehouses to his credit) to take the post, please look out for official notices. If you want to meet him, Kitehouses is at the show.
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A Layout in a Weekend – You can see it this weekend!

Postby Mark Tatlow » Wed Mar 10, 2010 5:29 pm

Firstly, having taken a month to recover from the exercise (and that was just from writing up about it, others did the hard work!), can I repeat my thanks to the South Hants MRC for their efforts. An operational layout was achieved, albeit there were a few compromises that will be ironed out in the coming months.

Eastwood does have an invite to Scaleforum, for a future date to be confirmed, but for those of you that can not wait that long, it is intended that it will be there in part as a demonstration display at the South Hants MRC's annual show. This is this forthcoming weekend in Portsmouth - see http://www.shmrc.co.uk/nextexhibition.html for details. I should be there with my camera in hand, so I will post a few more photos on this thread next week.

Now, if these guy’s efforts pricked your consciences and made you think that you “really ought to get a layout done” then we have a further opportunity………… We have a couple of invites to the national shows to do a similar exercise, dates and locations are potentially open to discussion. The society would like to do this again, with a wide (and national) audience, so there would be support for a group that wished to step forward.

Any volunteers?
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Eastwood L&Y; A Layout in a Weekend – Progress

Postby Mark Tatlow » Tue Mar 16, 2010 9:34 am

As predicted, Eastwood was on static display at the South Hants MRC show in Portsmouth on Saturday.

Only a little progress has been made, given the proximity of the groups show with the end of the weekend at Southampton. As this is their main event of the year, I think we have to agree to that!

The layout was however up to the full extent that it was developed to do at Southampton:

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Now on some temporary legs, with both fiddle yards in place.


There was also some work to make the fiddle yard actually link to the rest of the layout:

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A view of the fiddle yard throat.


And also the J72 was properly finished:

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The J72 has been finished and repainted - it was running about on Kitehouses.
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Re: Eastwood L&Y; A Layout in a Weekend – Can they do it?

Postby Mark Tatlow » Sun Oct 24, 2010 10:52 pm

The thread has been a little quite for a little too long - for which I am to blame!

Therefore, by way of an update here are a vouple of piccies...................

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The main station area


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and the station approaches


In all layout building projects you learn things. One of the things that we learnt was that if you are using steel rail, it pays to clean the flux off - even if it is at the end of an exhaustng weekend. You guessed it, we had more rust than a Barry scrapper and have had to relay much of the rail.

That and other committments in the way has meant that we have not really been going to hard on Eastwood. Now though we are working forward on this once again.
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Re: Eastwood L&Y; A Layout in a Weekend – Can they do it?

Postby Ray5311 » Mon Oct 25, 2010 11:41 pm

From Captain Ray, Thanks Tatty for putting up the photos I sent you. Just to advise members we have actually been busy on the layout for the last couple of months. What viewers might not notice is a complete relaying of the track including a new Single slip, plus two new additional points on the second photo. we have completed the wiring including the uncouplers, the hills have been completely reshaped. Roger has made good progress on the Platforms and access roads. The new power box is due next weekend.

With most of the South Hants Club now helping we are making progress quickly towards having a working layout to display in January 2011 at Southampton Model Railway Exhibition. Ray Hodson
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Re: Eastwood L&Y; A Layout in a Weekend – Can they do it?

Postby Mark Tatlow » Sat Oct 30, 2010 11:33 am

Ray5311 wrote:With most of the South Hants Club now helping we are making progress quickly towards having a working layout to display in January 2011 at Southampton Model Railway Exhibition. Ray Hodson


and they are......................

for example - the elektrickery is coming on fine:

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the elektrickery box of thingy stuff

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all hidden away in a smart cover!


but there is still much to decide, so an excuse for an adjournment to the local hostelry is not difficult to find!

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strategy planning meeting..........


Details of the Southampton show can be found here.............http://www.smrs.hampshire.org.uk/
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Re: Eastwood L&Y; A Layout in a Weekend – Can they do it?

Postby Jol Wilkinson » Sat Oct 30, 2010 2:12 pm

Mark,

what is the case that you've used for the leccy bits.

Jol

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Re: Eastwood L&Y; A Layout in a Weekend – Can they do it?

Postby buckie5507 » Sat Oct 30, 2010 4:59 pm

The case is a 19" 3U rack case from Farnell

http://uk.farnell.com/pro-power/g17083u ... dp/1526725

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Re: Eastwood L&Y; A Layout in a Weekend – Can they do it?

Postby JerryO » Fri Nov 26, 2010 10:29 pm

Trains running on Eastwood at L&Y Railway Society Meeting on 30th Oct.

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Eastwood at LYRS Meeting

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Re: Eastwood L&Y; A Layout in a Weekend – Can they do it?

Postby Ray5311 » Mon Apr 13, 2015 11:37 pm

Now Five years later and the first part of the layout is ready (not completely finished) to exhibit at Scalefour North

See photos, more to follow.

Ray
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Re: Eastwood L&Y; A Layout in a Weekend – Can they do it?

Postby Ray5311 » Mon Apr 13, 2015 11:39 pm

Another photo

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Re: Eastwood L&Y; A Layout in a Weekend – Can they do it?

Postby Flymo748 » Tue Apr 14, 2015 5:12 am

Oooh! Absolutely lovely looking pre-Grouping locomotives!

That is very nice indeed...

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Re: Eastwood L&Y; A Layout in a Weekend – Can they do it?

Postby ScottW » Wed Apr 15, 2015 11:53 am

Has it really been five years!! It only seems like yesterday when I read the first post.

Still, it's looking very nice. :thumb

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Re: Eastwood L&Y; A Layout in a Weekend – Can they do it?

Postby Knuckles » Fri Jul 29, 2016 11:55 pm

Would it be possible to get some more pics?

This layout hasn't been seen much completed yet some of us are liking what little we see very much.

If not no worries, always worth asking though.
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Re: Eastwood the L&Y Layout we tried to build in a Weekend –That was ten years ago

Postby Ray5311 » Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:33 pm

At the South Hants Model Railway Club Eastwood layout is progressing slowly but regularly. A regular team of modellers and helpers meet every Thursday night (club night) plus we also work on the layout on Sunday Mornings and Monday mornings.

The photos show progress on the layout and the diagram shows the model plan. Now we have completed all baseboards, wiring is complete on 12 of the 16 boards. All track is built with the point motors presently being fitted on the Western end of the layout,at the eastern end of the Fiddle Yard the main points are fitted.

All the signals are built some ground signal need to be fitted.

Landscaping of the area at the east the Dye Works site is being made and the buildings planned.

We hope to have running in a couple of months. It is booked to be exhibited next year
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Re: Eastwood L&Y; A Layout in a Weekend – Can they do it?

Postby steve howe » Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:50 am

Great layout in a great location. I lived in Hebden Bridge for quite a few years and know this bit of the Calder Valley well. There used to be (maybe still is?) a fascinating hardware and builder's merchants just near here, housed in a collection of ramshackle sheds on both sides of the main road, where you could get anything from a steel girder to a single screw. It would ne nice if it still survives.

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